Gigi Chao, partner and dad attend Dirty Dancing show … separately

Gigi Chao (right) and her partner Sean Eav arrive for the show, followed shortly afterward by her father. Photo: May Tse

Gigi Chao and her father may have different opinions about how she lives her life, but that did not deter them from enjoying a night at the theatre under the same roof last night.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 8:00am

Rival celebrity diving shows fail to make a splash with critics

Actor Niu Qun, 64, about to dive from height. Photo: SCMP

Two rival television variety shows about one of the mainland's favourite sports premiered last weekend to generally poor reviews, despite having star-studded rosters of contestants, including some from Hong Kong.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Wealthy have only themselves to blame

David Chor and his wife Gloria

If you don't want to air your dirty laundry in public, don't talk to reporters. It's elementary but somehow people keep forgetting it.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am 8 comments

Learning curve: what to do when heroes become zeroes

Lance Armstrong's spectacular fall from grace serves as a cautionary tale for students. Photo: AP

It was always easy to spot Ken Ho at school. From Years One to Three he often wore a soccer strip with the number 9 and Fernando Torres' last name on it.

3 Feb 2013 - 2:58pm

Celebrity makeovers: the New Year's resolutions that worked

Harlan Goldstein

A new year has begun so it's time to start a clean slate and turn dreams into solid plans. CitySeen asked some of the city's movers and shakers if they had any New Year's resolutions that they actually stuck to


Harlan Goldstein, head chef/owner of Gold and Strip House

1 Jan 2013 - 4:18am

Star-studded drugs and assault scandal grows

Kenny Wee Ho: his restaurant has a notice about the CCTV cameras.

The fallout over the alleged existence of a video showing celebrities taking drugs at a restaurant has just escalated - with the boss of the restaurant Kenny Wee Ho suing TV actor Oscar Leung Lit-wai for making defamatory statements.

It follows earlier demands from celebrities said to be present at the scandal-hit dinner for Wee to stop making defamatory statements.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am 1 comment

Models and actors raise funds for Operation Santa Claus at the beach

Model Lisa Selesner (left) cheers on her guest celebrity team.

Celebrities are used to attending glittering indoor charity events, so it was a novelty to be invited to one on a beach.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:29am

Stop prying into celebrities' pregnancies

Britain's Prince William leaves the King Edward VII hospital with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Photo: Reuters

What is it about celebrity babies that so enthralls us? Is it their chubby cheeks, the timing of their conception - usually a carefully guarded secret - or their glowing photogenic parents? Whatever the reason, people are at it again.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:21am 1 comment

Eason Chan and Hilary Tsui deny drug rumours

Singer Eason Chan and wife Hilary Tsui. Photo: Robert Ng

Canto-pop singer Eason Chan Yik-shun and wife Hilary Tsui Ho-ying have denied she is a drug abuser, amid claims a video was shot showing celebrity drug-taking at a restaurant.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Clint Eastwood and George Clooney add star power to White House race

Illustration: Craig Stephens

Film legend Clint Eastwood claims that Hollywood's image as a Democratic bastion is exaggerated. But the evidence says otherwise, with big-hitters such as George Clooney leading an A-list cast for Barack Obama.

4 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Heir Kenneth Fok and China's Olympic diving queen to tie the knot

Kenneth Fok Kai-kong (left) and Guo Jingjing. Photo: Chan Kin-wa

Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a grandson of late billionaire Henry Fok Ying-tung, will next week marry his sweetheart, China's diving queen Guo Jingjing.

The couple have been under intense media scrutiny over the past few days after news leaked about a planned HK$15 million extravaganza.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Cruise sues Life & Style over 'abandoned Suri' headline

Tom Cruise and daughter Suri in New York on July 17. Photo: AFP

Tom Cruise is going on the offensive, suing the publishers of Life & Style Weekly for defamation and seeking US$50 million in damages over a cover that alleged he had "abandoned" daughter Suri.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Online sex tape implicates Kunming official

The top economic planning agency in Kunming city has called in the police after a sex tape allegedly featuring one of its officials was widely circulated online.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Weibo can be a force for positive change

I write in response to the article 'Weibo's web' (SCMP, April 28).

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

In the next issue of STYLE ...

We focus on China's top supermodel Du Juan, get some fitness tips from some hip city folk and find out why mountain biking has everyone in a spin. All this and more in Health + Beauty Out April 1

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am